The Best Dark Roast K-Cups for a Beautiful Brew

When you purchase K-Cups for your Keurig, how confident are you it’s a good investment? I don’t know about you, but when I shop for K-Cups on Amazon there are hundreds to choose from, and until I win the lottery, I can’t buy them all. Since I can’t try it before I buy it, and I’m incredibly cheap, it’s sometimes …

Nespresso Machines: Which Machine is the Right One for You?

Before single-serve coffee makers existed, I fell in love with cappuccinos as a college student. I was barely making it through another all-night study session when my friend handed me this milky, caffeinated cup of deliciousness that rocked my world. Back then, we had to walk a mile to the café to pick up a cappuccino since it wasn’t offered …

A Nespresso for Anyone: The Full Inissia Review

The Nespresso Inissia is a compact capsule espresso maker that is the cheapest (based on list price) and most lightweight brewer in manufacturer’s range. Featuring a fast heat-up time of 25 seconds and a water tank capacity of nearly 24oz, the OriginalLine-compatible Inissia is a fully functional brewer that will particularly appeal to users looking to buy their first capsule …

A Coffee Pod Machine to Love? The Full Bunn MyCafe Review

The Bunn MyCafe single-cup multi-use brewer is a versatile coffee machine that can accommodate older-styles K-Cups (i.e. not the 2.0 range) and ground coffee. The brewer also works with tea pods, tea bags, and loose tea, in addition to dispensing plain hot water on demand. There are separate, interchangeable drawers for each type of brewing. The Bunn MyCafe has a …

Why We Love The Nespresso U D50: Compatibility and Improvements

The Nespresso U D50 is a single-serve brewer that is compatible with old-style Nespresso capsules (i.e. not the dome-shaped VituoLine range). The U D50 works with three serving sizes, ristretto, espresso and lungo. It features reprogrammable water volume and comes equipped with a memory function, which allows the user to save their preferred settings. The removable water tank has 28oz …

Does the Nespresso VertuoLine Live Up to the Hype?

Aimed at the North American market, the Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Maker is a single use capsule machine that is sold as a bundle with the Aeroccino Plus milk frother (also available separately). This one-stop coffee and espresso maker makes a lot of claims, but does it live up to the hype? For those who want are serious about their …

Easy Coffee for All! Top 3 Best Keurig Alternatives

If you’re looking to get into the world of single-serve brewing (or pod coffee) you might automatically start shopping for a machine from the leading US maker, Keurig. However, there are other options to explore. If you are a serious coffee drinker like I am, then you need to pay attention to this! We’ve picked out 3 viable Keurig alternatives …

The Ultimate Single-Use Showdown: Nespresso Citiz vs Pixie

Single-use capsules are a simple and convenient way of making espresso-based drinks in the comfort of your home or office. They have grown in popularity over the past few years and this love affair with pods shows no sign of slowing down. The downside is that with so many capsule coffee makers to choose from, finding the right one to …

Love a Cup or a Pot? The Hamilton Beach Brewstation

The is an automatic coffee maker that allows the user to brew single or multiple cups of coffee from pre-ground beans. The Brewstation can also be used to make ice coffee. Instead of a carafe and hot plate, the Brewstation keeps the coffee warm internally via an insulated tank, allowing the user to dispense the required amount directly into a …